Storytelling Structures

Doctor Spin

I written about storytelling elements 1 before, but how about the over-arching structure of a good story? He writes not of love but of lust, of defeats in which nobody loses anything of value, of victories without hope and, worst of all, without pity or compassion.

Increasing Your Media Coverage Through Storytelling

PRSay

We all love a good story, and research shows that conducting media relations through the lens of storytelling provides optimal results. To make your storytelling effective, approach it as you would a strategic communications plan. PR Training best practices Media Relations storytellin

Words, Phrases and Writing Mistakes to Banish in 2019

PRSay

Bad writing can damage your professional reputation. In a post on Fast Company in December, professional writing coaches shared the most common mistakes they encounter, and advice for how to avoid them. Taking too long to state the point is another common flaw in business writing.

3 Writing Tips From ‘Harry Potter’ Author J.K. Rowling

PRSay

Rowling, author of the “Harry Potter” series of young-adult fantasy novels, offered writing advice on her website. Sometimes you have to write even when the muse isn’t cooperating.” PR Training harry potter storytelling strategiesandtactics writing

How storytellers must adjust for B2C or B2B audiences

PR Daily

No matter what you’re writing, your first consideration should be your audience. When writing for a B2B audience, you’re targeting a group of like people who are typically within a specific industry. On the other hand, when you write for a B2C audience, you’re casting a much wider net.

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Microsite Makes a Case for “Storytelling Techniques” in Business Communications

Ishmael's Corner

The Art Of Storytelling In Business Communications And Public Relations. Since conducting our first storytelling workshop in 2011, the honing of the material has been a never-ending process. The post Microsite Makes a Case for “Storytelling Techniques” in Business Communications appeared first on Ishmael's Corner ~ Storytelling Techniques For Business Communications. Techniques For Effective Business Communications.

Wanted: Talented brand storytellers

PR Daily

We’re seeking brand storytellers who know their way around a clickable headline, a viral video or a fleeting social trend. Audio Storytelling. How has content helped you meet your recruitment, brand awareness, crisis recovery or lead generation goals?

Question of the Month: What Inspires Your Writing?

PRSay

In honor of our “Storytelling & Writing” issue, we posed the following question for February: “What inspires your writing?”. “The writing I produce is driven by the desire to deliver honest, compelling and ethical communications that has value to society.

Storytelling: Why It’ll Always Be Important

AirPR

In regard to storytelling, English author Henry Green said, “The more you leave out, the more you highlight what you leave in.” Musings storytelling

Beware the 4 Killers of Clarity in PR Writing

PRSay

Because public relations is built on sharing clear and concise ideas, it’s important for communicators to be familiar with the common pitfalls in PR writing that can muddle strong work. If you write like this, then you’re cheating yourself and your employer or client.

Applying Storytelling Techniques to the Humble Job Description

Ishmael's Corner

The Art Of Storytelling In Business Communications And Public Relations. The post Applying Storytelling Techniques to the Humble Job Description appeared first on Ishmael's Corner ~ Storytelling Techniques For Business Communications. Techniques For Effective Business Communications. Persuasive language has a say in the success or failure of virtually every job (ventriloquists get a pass).

Take heart, writers. Artificial intelligence lacks a vital storytelling component: empathy

PR Daily

Their advances aside, AI and ML are still far from writing with personality. Understanding that storytelling helps people remember key points, writers appeal to fear, joy, love, persuasion, anger and other emotions when creating content. Writing & Editing AI artificial intelligenc

New Twitter Rules Good for Brand Storytelling

The Proactive Report

We’ve all learned to write short, pithy comments making every character count. But there are some changes you can put to good use in brand storytelling. Digital PR Online PR brand digital PR online PR social media strategy storytelling twitter

Power of Digital Storytelling: A Guide for Nonprofits to Engage Youth to Become Change Agents

PR Expanded

Youth engagement through the art of digital storytelling. Digital storytelling has become a key tool for many organizations to engage with their audiences and stakeholders. One great example of using emotional storytelling is Humans of New York (HONY).

Once Upon a Time …: The Art of Storytelling

Waxing UnLyrical

The art of storytelling is rooted in the origins of every society. As far back as history can reach, humans have used storytelling to teach the next generation, to connect with others, to protect their culture and much, much more. Guest Post by Elena Bosch.

Once Upon a Time…3 Keys to Good PR Storytelling

Cision

In today’s digital age, there are two key ways to find success for both brands or individuals: remember to be human and solidify your storytelling skills. Many think that good storytelling stems from talent, but really, all it takes is time, trial and error, and basic writing know-how.

Avoiding the Unkindly Cut in Business Writing

Ishmael's Corner

The Art Of Storytelling In Business Communications And Public Relations. What does this have to do with business writing? The post Avoiding the Unkindly Cut in Business Writing appeared first on Ishmael's Corner ~ Storytelling Techniques For Business Communications. Techniques For Effective Business Communications. I don’t smoke. I rarely drink more than two Old Fashioneds at a sitting. If I have a weakness, it’s called WG Yogurt.

Storytelling Techniques: Avoiding the Humble Brag

ReimaginePR

In fact, More and more businesses are using the humble brag during their storytelling—and it’s driving everyone nuts! Sure, it’s ok to mention your accomplishments when you write your bio and intro, but it’s how you do so that matters.

Embracing Language as a Storytelling Tool for PR in 2018

PRSay

Some argue that lengthy, in-depth storytelling has seen better days. It will always provide the infrastructure for storytelling. Today, when you sit at your desk to write something, you will use many words with Latin roots.

Here’s What Your High School English Teacher Meant by “Show, Don’t Tell” in Storytelling

Ishmael's Corner

The Art Of Storytelling In Business Communications And Public Relations. Business communicators can take lessons away from all forms of storytelling. One of my favorite go-to exercises for our storytelling workshop leans on the movie, “500 Days of Summer.”

Monday Roundup: Compelling Storytelling

Waxing UnLyrical

When it comes to storytelling, quality over quantity is a pretty standard rule of thumb. Compelling storytelling can expand your audience and strengthen the bond you have with your customer base. This week’s roundup is chock full of advice to spice up your storytelling.

The Top 10 Storytelling Posts for 2016

Ishmael's Corner

The Art Of Storytelling In Business Communications And Public Relations. The post The Top 10 Storytelling Posts for 2016 appeared first on Ishmael's Corner ~ Storytelling Techniques For Business Communications. Techniques For Effective Business Communications. If there were ever a year that proved life is better than fiction, it was 2016. As always, subjectivity rules my curation of the best posts of the year.

The Power of Storytelling in PR

Cision

— Steve Clayton, Chief Storyteller, Microsoft. The essence of great storytelling is taking the reader on a journey. Below, I’ve outlined the rules of storytelling, as shared by the storyteller guru himself. The four P’s of storytelling.

Monday Roundup: Measuring Storytelling

Waxing UnLyrical

Every PR pro knows the importance of storytelling. Here are some tips on getting started measuring your storytelling efforts. Why: “And as any good PR pro knows, storytelling is also key to a successful campaign—yet it’s only half of the equation.

Monday Roundup: Nonprofit Storytelling

Waxing UnLyrical

This week we help you get started with these nonprofit storytelling tips. It all comes down to a good story with a great beginning, middle, and end,” writes Joe Fox as he advises non-profits on how to tell a stellar story via video. INFOGRAPHIC: A Nonprofit Storytelling How-To.

Here’s How to Use Storytelling to Improve Your Crowdfunding

ReimaginePR

If you’re looking to raise funding for your new idea, then it’s time to brush up on your storytelling skills. Let’s discuss my favorite tips for how to use storytelling in your crowdfunding efforts. Storytelling for Crowdfunding Best Practices.

9 steps to improve your PR writing

PR Daily

Writing remains one of the basic skills of every successful PR officer. In such circumstances, you absolutely need to perfect your writing skills to become a more effective PR professional. Write an eye-catching lead. FREE GUIDE: 10 ways to improve your writing today ].

How to be an authentic storyteller

Public Relations Sydney

This is where the art of storytelling comes in. Storytelling allows you […]. The post How to be an authentic storyteller appeared first on Public Relations Sydney.

ICON 2018 Preview: 4 Questions With Writing Expert and General Session Speaker Ann Handley

PRSay

Ann Handley starts each day by writing an email to herself. For the Boston-based content strategist and digital marketer, it’s one way that she practices what she teaches: making writing a habit. You don’t have to use a quill pen and Heirloom stationery and write beautifully.

Latest And Greatest PR Storytelling Tips

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

Contemporary public relations has appropriated the classic cultural art form of rich storytelling, because no one can resist a good story. Most “marketing geniuses” are strong storytellers. Not everyone is a natural storyteller. Consider all storytelling channels.

Take these vital steps for storytelling mastery

PR Daily

That’s not really a saying in Alabama, or anywhere, to my knowledge, though the nugget of truth in that made-up maxim is this: There is power in great storytelling. The Times’ McDermon cites two essential storytelling C’s: characters and conflict. Write it down just as you spoke it.

4 storytelling lessons from Pixar

PR Daily

Whether you’re shooting a company video or writing up a press release, one word sums up today’s communications: storytelling. This year Pixar, partnering with the online education provider Khan Academy, began offering a free video series on the art of storytelling.

How to Improve Your Press Release Best Practices with Storytelling

B2B PR Sense

Why Storytelling Enhances Press Release Best Practices. Many have found that implementing the art of PR storytelling has a profound effect on the way their press release is received by journalists and their audience. You’re writing for the needs of the reader.

Embracing Language as a Storytelling Tool for PR in 2018

PRSay

Some argue that lengthy, in-depth storytelling has seen better days. It will always provide the infrastructure for storytelling. Today, when you sit at your desk to write something, you will use many words with Latin roots.

3 reasons why you should let us write your content

PR Daily

Ragan Communications and PR Daily have more than four decades of storytelling experience. The post 3 reasons why you should let us write your content appeared first on PR Daily. Connect with corporate communicators, PR pros, marketers and more through our sponsored content program.

Writing a Press Release? 8 Awesome Tools That Will Help

B2B PR Sense

Writing a press release isn't rocket science -- but when you don't do it on a regular basis, it can be a bit challenging. But with the right tools, you can avoid any pitfalls and make your press release writing a lot easier. The 4 Culprits of Sucky Press Release Writing.

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Will robots automate writing?

PR Daily

This week, the army of robot writers gets a little closer, writing is like a fantasy game and Stephen King thinks you should write more. Researchers at Georgia Tech have developed a program called Scheherazade that reads, then writes choose-your-own-adventure fiction.

Creative Storytelling as the Soul of B2B Marketing [UML]

Sword and the Script

And storytelling in B2B marketing is the theme for this weeks’ Unscripted Marketing links [UML]. She writes: “Want to know the real reason brands publish content with no value? This shows that good storytelling in content marketing isn’t a campaign, it’s a culture.

6 storytelling lessons from superheroes

PR Daily

RELATED: Here are 10 ways you can write better stories. ]. Use these lessons to suit up and power your storytelling efforts. Roughly 130,000 fans converged on San Diego on July 9-12 for Comic-Con.

The Best Business Storytelling Posts from 2014 (Part II)

Ishmael's Corner

Genius Storytelling from the American Chemical Society : How do you help the masses understand the importance of chemistry in our everyday lives? As communicators increasingly spearhead owned media properties, they need to come up the curve in visual storytelling.